Salomon Running Shoe Test Day, Speedcross 3, Fellraiser, Sense Mantra, XT Hornet GTX, Shropshire Mud Run Series Demo Day, Salomon Fell Running Shoes, Buy Salomon Shropshire,

We had a superb yet wet demo day up at Round 3 Shropshire Mud Run Series at Lilleshall Sports Centre Shropshire, last saturday. To say it rained was a little bit of an understatement, it poured and poured and poured! Perfect you might well say for a mud run and definitely the perfect weather for Salomon’s superb range of fell and running shoes. As the leading guys finished the 10k course they were already sporting their own pairs of Speedcross 3, no need to convert the converted. Thank you to all the guys who took time to trial a pair of Speedcross 3, Fellraiser, Sense Mantra and the XT Hornet GTX. We are looking forward to being at Round 4 in Hawkestone Park on 20th September 2014. Big thanks for to Tom and Simon at Shropshire Mud Run Series, If you fancy doing the next couple yourself then take a look at their website and join in the fun here

Shropshire Mud Run Series

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Bike friendly accommodation Shropshire- Cycle friendly accommodation Shropshire- MTB friendly accommodation Shropshire- Bike friendly accommodation Church Stretton- Cycle friendly accommodation Church Stretton- MTB friendly accommodation Church Stretton- Long Mynd- Camping Pods- Camping- Pub- Restaurant

Looking for great bike, cycle, mtb accomomodation in the Shropshire, Church Stretton, Long Mynd area? Well look no further than Shropshire Camping & Pods, we have 6 great camping Pods which sleep up to 5 adults and over 20 camping pitches.

Shropshire Camping & Pods- Cycle friendly accommodation

Shropshire Camping & Pods- Cycle friendly accommodation

Shropshire Camping & Pods- Cycle friendly accommodation

Shropshire Camping & Pods- Cycle friendly accommodation

Shropshire Camping & Pods is all part of the MTB-Shropshire mountain bike centre, so all of our accommodation is very cycle friendly.

On site we have secure bike storage, bike wash, modern shower facilities, wash up area and much more.

We also offer the best quality bike hire in the Church Stretton/ Long Mynd/ Shropshire area. We have a fleet of around 40 Scott Aspect 710 bikes, all bikes come with a helmet and map of the local trails.

Bike Hire- Long Mynd- Church Stretton- Shropshire

Bike Hire- Long Mynd- Church Stretton- Shropshire

So if your looking to ride and stay in the Shropshire area give us a call on 01694 781515 or book online.

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Jim Buchanan Joins the Blazing Bikes Team

We are really pleased to welcome Jim Buchanan into the Blazing Bikes shop team! The aptly crowned ‘Mr Enduro’ will be here a couple of days a week for all your MTB needs, wants and must haves! Give us a call or pop in to meet the man yourself!

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New Ibis- Prototype- HDR replacement- Ibis HDR 2015 – New HDR- Coming Soon- Demo- Stockist- Dealer- U.K

Check out this prototype 27.5″ Ibis Cycles prototype, spotted at La Thuile EWS! Could it be a new HDR? Well honestly we don’t know, one thing we do know is that it looks amazing.

Both Anne Caroline Chausson and Manu Ducci were both rocking out on this new machine and were looking super fast!

Ibis Cycles prototype

Ibis Cycles prototype

The swingarm is completely different to the HDR and share more characteristics with the Ripley. The upper linkage is forward of the seat tube centerline, without the yoke shock driver.

The bikes travel is said to be at 150mm, featuring internal cable routing, stealth dropper routing and last but not least the cables have finally been moved off the top tube!

Ibis Cycles prototype

Ibis Cycles prototype

The shorter-looking rockers of its dw-Link suspension are tucked behind the seat tube, which appears to have been moved forward, ahead of the bottom bracket to gain clearance for the rear wheel. The shock is driven by a yoke arrangement, similar to the configuration used on Specialized, Pivot, and Lapierre’s enduro-specific bikes.

By all accounts the bike is looking very much like its nearing completion, the riders looked confident and ACC was leading day 1 of the EWS!!

Here at Blazing Bikes/ MTB Shropshire we love Ibis and always enjoy doing a cool custom build, so you can expect to see a demo bike here very shortly.

If you would like further info on the “new” Ibis feel free to give us a call on 01694 781515.

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Ibis HDR 650- Ibis 741 carbon wheelset- Ibis Cycles- Demo- In stock- Best price

For all you Ibis Cycles fans out there we have a great deal on a brand new Ibis HDR 650 with the all new Ibis 741 carbon wheels.

Ibis HDR 650/ Ibis 741 carbon wheelset

Ibis HDR 650/ Ibis 741 carbon wheelset

The bike is fully kitted up with a XO1 build kit, Rockshox Pikes, Renthal Fatbar lite carbon bars, Renthal duo stem, Ibis 741 carbon wheelset and Thompson dropper post.

Ibis HDR 650- weigh in!

Ibis HDR 650- weigh in!

The Ibis HDR weighs in at a feather weight 26.46lbs!

RRP £5849.99   OUR PRICE £4679.99

For further info on this deal please call 01694 781515. Only one in stock (medium)

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Ibis Cycles- Tranny- Tranny 29- In stock- Demo- Dealer- Stockist- Best price online- New Ibis Tranny- New Tranny 29

Well when it comes to making a new bike Ibis Cycles aren’t always the fastest! Buy when they do it’s something very special.

The new Ibis Tranny 29 has been in development for some time now, but has finally been released. Jaw dropping beauty, great angles, single speed compatible with the use of the “slot machine” rear end, stiff, light, the list goes on and on.

Available in two colour ways- Matte black/chalk blue and Nor Cal summer fog. Both colours look great and do complete justice to the curves of the Tranny.

Ibis Tranny 29- Nor Cal summer fog

Ibis Tranny 29- Nor Cal summer fog

Ibis Tranny 29- Matte black/chalk blue

Ibis Tranny 29- Matte black/chalk blue

“The Tranny’s new lines and contours are svelte and angular. The design was developed at similar time as the Ripley, so the looks are very similar in all the tube contours; the Tranny 29 has an aggressive styling and an overall sleek nature. From the cable ports down to the derailleur mount, dropouts and fasteners, every detail is refined and minimized to be simple, functional and easy on the eye. From afar, you may not notice its subtle details, and that’s fine. One can obsess over the nuances as time goes on.” Ibis

Ibis Tranny 29 features:

  • 3.08 lb Carbon monocoque frame
  • Designed to work with 100mm suspension forks at 44mm rake
  • Also designed to work with 120 mm forks with 51mm rake
  • Geared or Singlespeed compatible
  • Gates Carbon Belt Drive compatible
  • Internal routing for dropper posts
  • Clean, versatile multi-option internal cable routing
  • Tapered head tube (suitable for various Cane Creeks & Chris King InSet 3)
  • BB92/Press GXP style integrated BB
  • 142mm Maxle rear axle
  • 160mm carbon fiber post mount rear brake mounts
  • Headset: IS ZS44/28.6 | EC49/40
  • BB height w/ 2.25″ tires: 302mm (11.9”)
  • Geometry measured with 500.8mm axle to crown fork


Seattube A 14.5” (368mm) 17” (432mm) 19” (483mm) 21” (533mm)
Toptube B 22.2” (564mm) 23” (584mm) 23.8” (605mm) 24.6” (625mm)
Headtube C 3.1” (78mm) 3.7” (94mm) 3.9” (100mm) 4.5” (115mm)
Chainstay D 17.1” (435mm) 17.1” (435mm) 17.1” (435mm) 17.1” (435mm)
Seat Angle E 73° 73° 73° 73°
Head Angle F 71° 71° 71° 71°
Wheelbase G 41.1″ (1045mm) 41.9″ (1066mm) 42.8″ (1087mm) 43.6″ (1107mm)
Standover Height (mid toptube) 26.8″ (680mm) 29.5″ (750mm) 29.5″ (750mm) 30.5″ (775mm)
Stack 607mm 622mm 628.5mm 642mm
Reach 378mm 393mm 411mm 437mm
Trail 80mm 80mm 80mm 80mm
BB Height (2.1″ tires) 12” (305mm) 12” (305mm) 12” (305mm) 12” (305mm)
Sizing Guide (height-inches) 5’0″ – 5′ 5″ 5’4″ – 5′ 9″ 5’9″ – 6’2″ 6′ – 6’6″
Sizing Guide (height-cm) 152 – 165 163 – 175 175 – 188 183 – 198


Seattube A 14.5” (368mm) 17” (432mm) 19” (483mm) 21” (533mm)
Toptube B 22.4″ (569mm) 23.2″ (589mm) 24″ (610mm) 24.8″ (626mm)
Headtube C 3.1” (78mm) 3.7” (94mm) 3.9” (100mm) 4.5” (115mm)
Chainstay D 17.1” (435mm) 17.1” (435mm) 17.1” (435mm) 17.1” (435mm)
Seat Angle E 72° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
Head Angle F 70° 70° 70° 70
Wheelbase G 41.5″ (1055mm) 42.4″ (1076mm) 43.1mm (1096mm) 44″ (11117mm)
Standover Height (mid toptube) 27.2″ (690mm) 29.9″ (760mm) 29.9″ (760mm) 30.9″ (785mm)
Stack 617mm 632mm 638mm 652mm
Reach 363mm 378mm 396mm 422mm
Trail 80mm 80mm 80mm 80mm
BB Height (2.3″ tires) 12.3″ (312mm) 12.3″ (312mm) 12.3″ (312mm) 12.3″ (312mm)

What is the Ibis Tranny?

First, it’s a lightweight, nimble 29er hard tail.
It also converts to a single speed with surprising ease.
And in single speed guise, you can run a smooth and quiet running Gates Carbon Belt Drive.
Finally, it’s easy to break apart for travel if you need to fit it into a confined space (like a suitcase or an apartment in New York City).

The Tranny is a playful bike. The stock setup comes with a 100mm travel front fork, giving the bike a super lively feel (yes, we said lively 29er). A 120mm fork option is available, which mimics the Ripley’s highly regarded front end geometry, only with a lower bottom bracket height and the confident handling that inspires.

The Tranny is availble as a frame only or there are many build kits to choose from. You can have 1×10, 2×11, 1×11, etc… or even go for the “unchained” which is a Gates carbon belt drive system.

Check out Ibis Cycles Jefe Branham’s use of the versatile Tranny 29 in this video of him on his tour ride.

Jefe Branham’s

Ibis Tranny 29 Pre-order offer:

Looking to get your hands on an Ibis Tranny 29? Well here at Blazing Bikes we are doing some pre-order deals:-

  • Order an Ibis Tranny 29 frame and get 10% discount
  • Order an Ibis Tranny 29 full bike and get 12.5% discount
  • Be the first person to order and get free invisiFRAME also

Give us a call on 01694 781515. We will also have an Ibis Tranny 29 demo bike in store for you to try.

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Banshee Bikes 2015- Banshee frames- Spitfire- Rune- Prime- Legend- Darkside- Phantom- Stockist- Dealer- Demo- Best price- Online

Well its that time of year again for the bike world! 2015 bikes are now within our grasp and we are ready to take pre-orders for the very popular Banshee brand.

Here at Blazing Bikes we were the biggest Banshee dealer in the U.K in 2014 and hope to repeat that for 2015.

To help out all you new Banshee owners and existing Banshee owners we have got some cracking offers (Call 01694 781515 for further info).


****Been offered a better deal else where? WE WILL BEAT IT!****

Current model updates/changes:

Rune/Spitfire and Prime – There is no structural changes to the Rune/Spitfire and Prime for 2015. The decals have been updated, the bikes look simpler and pay homage to the Canadian roots of the brand. We have seen a considerable change in consumer demand for 27.5’’ drop outs, so from August/September, all frames will be shipping with 27.5’’ dropouts, unless requested otherwise.

Amp – New colours

Paradox – No change to the current model. We will also be building a Paradox demo as it makes for a really fun aggressive 29’’ hardtail bike, with short stays and fun characteristics.

2015 Banshee Pricing:

2015 pricing has changed slightly from 2014, but with a few very exciting shock tweeks and you can also buy frame only (no shock). Check out our 2 top selling frames below, the Banshee Rune and Spitfire.


The Spitfire is now available with either the Fox CTD BV Kashima or Cane Creeks amazing new DB Inline shock.

  • Frame + Fox RRP £1674.99
  • Frame + Cane Creek DB Inline £1659.99 (This would be our choice and is going to be very popular).


The Rune also has just 2 shock options now, the extremely popular Cane Creek DB air CS and the Fox Float X.

  • Frame + Fox Float X RRP £1814.99
  • Frame + Cane Creek DB Air CS £1814.99 (This is definitely the one to go for, Banshee themselves say the CC is the better shock for the suspension platform and being the same money as the Fox its a no brainer).

Both the Rune and Spitfire are available as frame only (no shock) for £1299.00.

For further shock or spec info on any of the other Banshee frames feel free to give us a call or drop us an email.

So if you want the guarenteed best price on a 2015 Banshee give us a call on 01694 781515.

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Ibis Cable Dice- Ibis Cable Die- Ibis Cycles- Cable Dice- Ibis Ripley Dice- Ibis Ripley- Demo- Ripley- Stockist- Dealer- U.K

Looking to keep your cables neat and tidy on your Ibis Ripley? Look no further than the new Ibis Ripley “cable dice”. A simple solution to keeping your Ripley cables in check.

Ibis Ripley Cable Dice- Now in stock

Ibis Ripley Cable Dice- Now in stock

Check out the nifty new cable management solution that just ‘dropped’.

When installing the cables on a Ripley, it is necessary to lock the casings together near the front of the shock to keep them in place while riding.

Most people use a zip tie or two for this and it works fine if they are very tight. Zip ties can be kind of slippery, so we designed a small clamp about the size of a dice that locks the casings in place more securely. If you are having trouble with your casings moving around, this will take care of it.

Ibis Ripley Cable Dice- Now in stock

Ibis Ripley Cable Dice- Now in stock

To get your hands on one call 01694 781515. £9.99 inc free postage.

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Banshee Bikes Phantom- Banshee Phantom- Banshee Bikes- In Stock- Stockist- Dealer- Demo

After what seemed like a long wait the all new Banshee Bikes Phantom has turned up at our door! What can I say, well worth the wait, astealth black in large with Rockshox Monarch shock. Geometry to make any rider sing around the trails and encourage you to try what hasn’t been tried before.

Banshee Bikes Phantom

Banshee Bikes Phantom

Keith Scott (Banshee design engineer) on the Phantom

The Phantom is a new breed of 29er. While it may be short travel at 105mm, it is no XC weenie. The frame is stiff and strong to take on everything from all day epic rides to rough aggressive all mountain. 29er wheels roll over obstacles with ease, and so less travel is required to help with traction and absorption of square edge impacts.

The Phantom with its short travel, stiff frame, and low, slack geometry breaks new ground for a 29er. Most bikes in this travel range are significantly steeper and a lot more flexy and incapable of giving the rider the confidence that they need to ride at their limits. The phantom is designed to do away with the convention that short travel means it is only capable of being an XC bike.

The reason I decided on 105mm of travel for the Phantom after lots of prototype testing was purely down to performance and enjoyment. With a bit less travel the whole bike comes alive and connects you more directly with the trail you are riding. Yes, you have to work a bit harder over rough sections than you would if you had more travel… but there is enjoyment in this. It takes some skill and tests to see how much you have while making you feel perfectly in tune with what you are riding. The other advantage of shorter travel is that it results in more efficient pedalling and faster acceleration.

However, none of what makes the Phantom special to ride would exist without the stiffness that the frame offers. It is the stiffness of the frame that inspires confidence by resulting in a bike that tracks better, rails corners and makes you feel in complete control. Combine this superior frame stiffness with the slack head angle and attack position the phantom naturally puts you in, and you will be inspired to ride faster and have more fun than ever before.

Short Travel 29er with attitude. The Phantom is intended to be ridden hard and fast while providing the rider with phenominal trail feedback and sensation of speed.

Sizes Medium, Large, Extra Large
Travel 105mm KS-link suspension optimised for aggressive trail style riding
Taper Headtube 44mm ¦ 56mm   (1.125″ zero stack top, 1.5″ zero stack bottom) allows angle sets and tapered forks
Hydroformed 7005 AL tubes Increases strength and stiffness, and reduces weight
ISCG2005 Latest standard in ISCG for chainguide mounting
Full length seat tube Maximum saddle height adjustability
Internal dropper routing
Option of running stealth dropper posts, as well as having guides for non stealth posts.
Internal ribbed stays Increase stiffness for railing berms and holding lines through the roughest of trail sections, as well as increasing pedal efficiency
Front derailleur Uses SRAM S3 low direct mount system
Aggressive geometry Slack angles paired with frame anti-squat keeps speed going down and the front end planted on steep climbs
Tire Clearance 29 x 2.4″  (135×10, 142×12, and 150x12mm dropout options)
INA Bearing pivots Fully sealed high quality bearings throughout
KS Link pivot system
Optimised suspension kinematics for a fast, efficient, aggressive and fun ride
Warranty 2 years [original owner]
Crash replacement Lifetime [original owner]
Size M L XL
suggested rider height <6’0″   (<183cm) 5’11″-6’3″   (180-191cm) >6’2″   (>189cm)
Seat tube 445mm   (17.5″) 483mm   (19″) 533mm   (21″)
Top Tube 585mm  (23.0″) 615mm (24.2″) 645mm (25.4″)
Wheel Base 1138mm   (44.8″) 1168mm  (46.0″) 1200mm  (47.2″)
Head Angle 67.5°   /   68.0°   /   68.5°
Effective Seat Angle 74.0° / 74.5° / 75.0°     (real seat angle varies with saddle height and will slacken as saddle height is increased )
BB Height 13.2″   /   13.45″   /   13.7″
Chainstay 17.5″   /   17.4″   /   17.3″
Head Tube length 115mm (4.5″) 115mm (4.5″) 125mm (4.9″)
Standover 718mm 745mm 780mm
Max Tire Clearance 29″ x 2.4″
Rear Hub Spacing 135×10  or  142×12  or  150x12mm
Head Tube 44mm ¦ 56mm   (1.125″ zero stack top, 1.5″ zero stack bottom)
Seatpost Dia 30.9mm
Seattube OD 34.9mm
BB 73mm – ISIS 118mm
Chainguide ISCG 2005
Shock 7.25×1.75″ (40x8mm shaft end, 25.4x8mm reservoir end)
Shock Type Air / coil
Suggested Sag 25%
Reach 420mm 450mm 478mm
Stack 616mm 616mm 625mm

The Phantom is available in the next couple of months in mint, stealth black and raw, with a choice of rear shocks.

If you would like further info on demo, pre-order or a general chit chat on the Phantom feel free to give us a call on 01694 781515

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Scott Stego Helmets Metallic Black Medium & Large & Metallic Green Mediums Now Back In Stock – While Stocks Last

Scott Stego helmets have just come back in stock in Metallic Black sizes Medium and Large and Metallic Green size medium. As you are aware if you have been trying to purchase one of these MTB helmets they have been thin on the ground so dont miss out by getting your today from B alzing Bikes with best price online and free UK delivery.

Get Yours Now Here At Blazing Bikes Online

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